Contributor article by R N Vooght
Artwork by Stuart Tasker
Are the keys to the future of humanity buried in our past?
'The Spirit in the Sky 'Ancient Cosmological Gods & Where In The World We Find Them', suggests that our ancestors may already have done so....
The timeline of documented human history is unfounded. Erosion pattern’s dictate that The Great Sphinx of Egypt has watched over the Giza Plateau for at least the last least 12,000 years – or the end of the last Ice Age. A growing body of geological data suggests that an unknown heat source flash melted the North American Ice Sheet ushering in a catastrophic and devastating 400 feet rise in sea levels across the globe - almost overnight!
This epoch ending cataclysm sometime around 9,700 BC corresponds rather curiously with Plato’s mythological tale of Atlantis which was also said to have disappeared beneath the waves a mere century later. Mainstream Egyptology currently accredits the construction of the Great Pyramid to a pharaoh, who by his very own words, seemingly came across and restored this prehistoric limestone and granite colossus! So what else aren’t they telling us?
There appears to be significantly profound and spiritually adept higher science hiding behind what we are actually being told. Ancient Egyptian art transcends language, and there are many artefacts to consider. The Spirit in the Sky untangles the scientifically profound mythology surrounding Ancient Egyptian God of Resurrection Osiris. Osiris is traditionally depicted as the celestial hunter of the heavens who is immortalised on a microcosmic scale as the constellation of Orion.
Osiris however, is also considered as the complete embodiment of ‘all things acacia’ – an abundant botanical variety known for high potentials of the world’s most illicit God-inducing psychoactive entheogen compound; which is also produced in the human brain. Famously dubbed ‘The Spirit Molecule’, N, N dimethyltryptamine also known as DMT, is also the key ingredient of an ancient Amazonian shamanic tool called ayahuasca and is thus described as the vine of souls. Indeed, God is di-vine.
Moreover, the molecular structure or microscopic fingerprint of this nirvana-like state of God-induced perception is also a comprehensive ‘match’ for the constellation of Orion! Have our ancient ancestry from an epoch forgotten methodically inserted a premeditated and scientifically viable explanation to the riddle of human consciousness onto the cosmos?
Is there a macrocosmic mirror of the molecular structure of the tree of life hiding in plain sight? Furthermore, could the Egypt-illogical ideal be supporting a battle weary blueprint for all world religion? Prepare to relearn absolutely everything you thought you knew to be true!
The Spirit in the Sky offers a 21st century translation of the ancient and esoteric adage, “As Above, So Below”…
A perplexing picture of our prehistoric past
Have you ever considered the frustratingly limited longevity of documented human history? What if I told you that documented civilised society is merely 50 or so lifetimes long! What do I mean by this? Let me explain:
Documented history, that is the earliest chronologies of civilised society being that of the Ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia, and their early Dynastic Egyptian counterparts are historically dated as emerging separate of each other sometime around 3500 BC. It wasn't until the somewhat meteoric and unexplained rise, and then the peculiarly sudden and almost illogical decline regarding technological know-how that a writing system was introduced around 3100 BC. Here then we, around 3100 BC, we can effectively state that we have a starting point as a fixed position of reference.
Now, an average human life expectancy living in the modern era is around some 72 years or so, and it's not uncommon to exceed 100. With this mind, if we endeavoured to measure recorded history against the life cycles of human beings, equated to that of 100 years, and each lifetime was in fact lived out back to back (that is to say that, a man or woman is born, lives 100 years, dies and another is born and the cycle repeated), from our starting reference of 3100 BC to the present day, we find that our documented human narrative is a fascinatingly mere 51 lifetimes long!
Think about that for a moment. We can revise this if we like and state our starting reference at around the time of Christ. Guess what? Twenty one lifetimes long! Christ.!? That's exactly what I thought!
Renegade archaeologist, master builder and geologist Randall Carlson, of Sacred Geometry International, suggests the following analogy. If we equate the timeline of modern anatomical human beings of the past 180,000 years and documented history of say the last 5,000 years and create a hypothetical 'yard stick' from which to measure. What becomes glaringly apparent is that every inch of our 36 inch yard stick is the equivalent of 5,000 years – only one of which accounts for the entire catalogue of recorded human history! Where's the rest?
There's clearly something inherently wrong. We all feel it. The feeling something is missing. One last piece to that puzzle called life. I believe there is more to our past than first meets the proverbial third eye. I also believe there was indeed a time when humankind had reached higher potential than we find ourselves today. Maybe not insomuch as technologically superior – yet spiritually? Almost certainly.
Are we third eye blind?
The so-called ‘global awakening’ that is happening is becoming increasingly apparent, but no one really knows quite what it means or what it may entail. I believe that the answer may be quite literally written in the stars – should we know where, or indeed how – to look!
Compiled upon the broad shoulders of giants and their significant contribution to the missing chapters of the human story, The Spirit in the Sky seeks to somewhat unify the largely misunderstood realms of the metaphysical with science, outer space with inner space, and more importantly, humanity with each other! I hope to have produced a narrative in which to arm everyday people with enough insight to question almost everything we think we know to be true.
Central to the book is the world’s most illicit, god-inducing psychedelic, N, N dimethyltryptamine or DMT, as it is most commonly known. This naturally occurring chemical compound, described by Dr Rick Strassman as “the intense 15-minute drive-by version equivalent of the traditional 8-hour journey partaken by ayahuasca initiates,” may hold a key to the riddle that is human conscious awareness. (1) I like to think of The Spirit in the Sky's final draft as the same ‘drive-by version’ also. It’s a pretty fast ride, but the reader is firmly in control! I also believe that this bite-sized book has the potential to quite literally change the world. A bold statement, yes. Impossible? No.
Through Strassman's research we learn the remarkably 'coincidental' correlations between both ancient religious scripture and a scientifically significant understanding of human brain anatomy. Strassman confidently asserts that DMT, now somewhat famously dubbed The Spirit Molecule, may actually be catalyst in facilitating the pineal gland as a “kind of porthole or door for the transportation of the spirit out of the body.” Over the course of history the highly debated pineal has been likened to a mystical third eye including much famed French philosopher Rene Descartes relating it as the seat of the soul. (2)
The epiphysis cerebra, or third eye, is located between the two hemispheres of the brain in almost all known vertebrates. Nestled in the anatomical centre of the brain, this pine cone- shaped gland, from which the term ‘pineal gland’ derives, is part of the endocrine system which is responsible for secreting essential hormones directly into the circularity system. During the day the pineal gland naturally secretes serotonin which is understood to be the driving force of a happy and balanced state of mind or general well-being.
Alternatively, during the night, it converts the serotonin into melatonin, a hormone which influences sexual development and detects the onset of darkness and sleep cycles. However, a much lesser known naturally occurring psychoactive substance DMT, our Spirit Molecule, also appears to be secreted by the pineal gland during deep REM sleep, birth, death and near-death experiences. Strassman states that the last thing we are aware of before death is the release of this psychoactive compound, thus creating a 'kind of bliss-like state of mind.'
DMT has since been successfully located and confirmed within the functioning pineal glands of laboratory rats, whereby the ethics of such exploration on human brains remains, quite rightly, out of bounds. (3) Yet Strassman also states that it does however appear to have all the proverbial tools, enzymes and building blocks that would be required to produce DMT.
We find the etymology of the epiphysis cerebra curiously revealing also. A divine moment of inspiration within the minds eye (epiphysis), may indeed be likened to an epiphany or god-like insight should we consider, rather bizarrely, that it also has a similar rod and cone structure as a normal eye.
Even more astonishing is the fact that it’s connected to the optic thalami, almost completely rendering it a third eye! Furthermore, the pineal gland appears in the human embryo after 49 days of gestation, and it is also after 49 days that the foetus is assigned its biological sex, male or female. (4)
This, rather remarkably, coincides with the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which describes the reincarnation of souls as occurring over a period of, wait for it, 49 days!(5)
The Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday (49 days in between), commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles – whom we can directly correlate to the twelve cranial nerves of the human brain. (6)
In biblical scripture we hear that Jacob wrestled with himself when he saw the face of God and survived - in none other than the place he called Peniel! Should it surprise us then that the brain stem itself bares a striking number of commonalities with crucified and thence resurrected gods of both the New World and Ancient also? The location of Christ's head during said cruci-fiction being in direct correlation with the pineal gland is incredibly hard to deny. Insomuch that Jesus was said to have worn a crown of thorns which is traditionally is understood to have be fashioned of the rather curiously barbed acacia variety.
The very same biblically imbibed bush-like flora which allowed Moses to commune with his God. For acacia it is understood, is known for extremely high potentials of extractable DMT – our now familiar Spirit Molecule! (7)
The headdress of Ancient Egyptian God of Resurrection, Osiris, depicts the pharaoh with his customary crook and flail which clearly depict the cerebellar peduncles which attach the brain to the stem. Osiris' token sun-disk lies in direct correlation with the pineal gland, above which the didactic serpent mimics the brains third ventricle. Our ancestors are vying for our attention, yet millions and millions of misinformed minds are being brainwashed into believing a nonsensical comic book version of events which are strictly and purely metaphorical! The bible even states as such.
'For understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.'
‘I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old.'
Time and again the ancients are revealing to us an profound yet allegorical mythology otherwise dismissed as primitive hearsay and or fantasy. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
The fact that DMT permeates throughout the natural world, including both plant life and the almost the entire animal kingdom, warrants that we sit up a little straighter and start to pay a little more attention. After all, regardless of your chosen belief system, doesn't it state that God is simply everywhere, all around us, and indeed, inside us?
Strassman's research volunteers appeared to somewhat testify, if not verify, this for us. The participants which included teachers, students, a shaman and a rabbi, all reported upon the same spiritually emancipating and profound god-like state of mind once induced. Furthermore, they all appeared to be somewhat detached from their physical being and visiting another almost indescribable space where they each reported upon the same angel-like entities who appeared advanced beyond our wildest imagination.“It was familiar to me. It was like I was in the waiting room for the rebirth of souls. I was the light!” , one volunteer exudes.(8)
A higher realm of consciousness revered by our ancient ancestors lies dormant inside us; and these sacred, personal spaces are restricted by the fascicle War on Drugs, waged by the Powers That Be. Modern science is teaching us that a number of highly illegal so-called 'drugs' are acutely hardwired to the biomechanics of the brain and the human experience.
The crusade against DMT is a crusade against a substance that naturally occurs within us, plants and almost the entire animal kingdom. Our spiritually astute ancient ancestors of an epoch lost to the documented timeline of human history were clearly of a far less self destructive nature than we find ourselves in the modern era. Yet while we continue to destroy ourselves in the name of religious icons and out-dated belief systems which would otherwise appear to be designed to divide us, I feel that there much to relearn. I'm not saying that everybody's simply 'just got it wrong,' on the contrary.
The basic foundations of these sacred scriptures and doctrines are unequivocally build upon an understanding of ones self and more importantly – love. If we decide to break free of these corrupted comic book catalysts to such inhuman atrocities occurring globally, I think we really might have a chance of building something quite beautiful. So, I ask, do the keys to the future of humanity lie buried in our past?
God is in trees? C'mon… please?!
“As Above, So Below” is an ancient Hermetic maxim that describes the notion of a macrocosmic universe ‘above’ us, reflective of our universal, microcosmic perspective ‘below’ it. Since the dawn of history, humankind has worshipped the stars. Tales of mythological, heaven-dwelling heroes have stood the test of time; echoes of our ancestors are depicted as constellations – immortal gods of the cosmos, forever remembered amongst the stars.
The constellation Orion is a particularly revered cluster of stars that holds sacred sway with almost every ancient civilisation ever recorded. Most ancient Egyptian deities are associated with a single star. Isis, goddess of fertility and wife of
Osiris is, for example, traditionally considered the celestial counterpart to the brightest star in the winter sky, Sirius. Notably, however, Osiris is represented by the entire constellation of Orion, and remembered in mythological lore as the lifeblood of all things acacia, a botanical variety known today for remarkably high concentration of DMT. (9)
How can this be? The ancient Egyptian god of resurrection, Osiris, is either here on Earth, residing in ‘all things acacia’, or in the duat as Orion, celestial hunter of the heavens. Ancient Egyptian mythology is steeped in duality, so it’s no surprise to find that Osiris resides ‘above’, and indeed, ‘below’ us. But what does this really mean? What is Orion or Osiris hunting? Some kind of connection to the microcosmic mythology of the acacia, maybe? What would the 2D structure of the 'life blood of Osiris' look like, should we analyse the molecular signature of the sap of the acacia variety? In a word – Orion! The etymology of the name Os-iris is also extremely revealing. 'Os' carries a plethora of hidden meanings, 'god' and 'open' being the most intriguing. 'Iris' however, needs little or no explanation – and its high time we opened ours!
Therefore, I postulate that a sophisticated and civilised society lost to the historical record understood the psychologically sensitive nature of the human mind, and have imparted the profound nature of the spirit molecule and it's all-encompassing therapeutic and immaterial connotations to us for the benefit of future generations of the human story.
I believe they understood the molecular structure of N, N dimethyltryptamine and created an allegorical 'treasure hunt' leading to the Ancient Gods who all reside somewhere deep inside us. Inside everyone. I also believe that our ancestry has given us the keys to the inner realms of our most precious and personal self, and have successfully transcended the atomic nature of DMT from the microcosm upon the macrocosm – The Spirit in the Sky..!
If you liked this article, you may be interested in Richard’s book, The Spirit in the Sky: Ancient Cosmological Gods & Where In The World We Find Them (Mythological or Myth-illogical)
1. Dr R. Strassman, The Spirit Molecule, 2010
2. Rene Descartes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes
3. DMT, pineal, rats, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
4. Human brain anatomy: L Felten, M.S Maida, MK. O’Banion, ME. Maida, Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience, 2003, p. 136
5. Tibetan Book of the Dead, 2006 (translation)
6. Twelve Cranial Nerves Bill Donahue: https://www.academia.edu/11819629/Your_Body_And_The_Mystic_Twelve
8. Dr R. Strassman, The Spirit Molecule, 2010
9. Ancient Egyptian Tree of Life: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/31/the-tree-of-life-acacia-nilotica/